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Feb 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
get down to the big issue of the entitlements. obama is right to -- on the continuing resolution. but then when we resolve that issue -- and i think we will resolve it in some way -- then you have to buy nature get to entitlements. >> you can have a debate -- >> they know it. they are starting to acknowledge it. >> the president said the republicans' cuts are too deep and it threatens a veto. >> let's use a scalpel. >> house speaker john boehner says if the president does not cut deeply, republicans will. >> for the last two years since the president has taken off as the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in it, so be it. we are broke. >> so what? >> they are fighting over this 12%. it the whole game is elsewhere. but like the two political parties -- both the republicans and democrats, while the rest of the country is saying we have a problem with the dead but the two political parties -- >> they are fretting about -- >> maybe they will get to it but they did not show -- >> they are writing about subsidies for poor people an
PBS
Feb 27, 2011 6:00pm PST
and is unable to use federal health insurance. this week, the obama administration announced it would no longer defend in court the defense of marriage act. what does that mean, nina? >> first of all, let's look at what this is about in this case. those states that same-sex marriage and have legalized it, you cannot get the benefits of that under federal law. you are not entitled to spouse benefits under social security and things like that. that is what the defense of marriage act does outlawed, recognition of a legal marriage in those states that recognizes same-sex marriage. that is all this case is about. but on the other side of the coin, as the work, the administration is doing something rare -- not unheard of, but rare -- refusing to defend is utterly enacted statute. that is risky business. that has happened over 13 years or so, but usually over executive power. this can come back to bite you in the fanny. >> isn't the president's supposed to enforce the law? >> the executive branch is a bust in fo -- the executive branch is supposed to defend the law before the supreme court. in this c
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